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The United States has discovered nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, far beyond any previously known reserves and enough to fundamentally alter the Afghan economy and perhaps the Afghan war itself, according to senior American government officials. The previously unknown deposits — including huge veins of iron, copper, cobalt, gold and critical industrial metals like lithium — are so big and include so many...

2010-06-13

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This spring, scientists will try to retrieve the deepest types of rock ever extracted from beneath the seabed.

2011-03-24

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Afghanistan has become the first country whose surface minerals have been mapped from the air.

2012-07-18

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